Jennifer Fox is an internationally acclaimed director, producer, and camera-woman. Her first film, BEIRUT: THE LAST HOME MOVIE, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival (1988) and Sundance Film Festival (1988), was broadcast in twenty countries, released theatrically in nine, and won seven international awards, including the Grand Prize for Best Documentary Film and Best Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival and Le Premiere Prix for Best Documentary at the Cinema Du Reel Festival, Paris (1988).
She produced, directed and shot the groundbreaking ten-hour PBS/BBC/ARTE series AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY, which screened in its full 10-hour form at festivals internationally, including the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals (1999). LOVE STORY aired in the USA nationally on PBS primetime. It received a Gracie Award for Best Television Series and was named ”One of the Top Ten Television Series of 1999” by “The New York Times” and others. LOVE STORY was broadcast round the world. She co-produced, directed and shot the acclaimed six-part film, FLYING CONFESSIONS OF A FREE WOMAN through a unique Danish co-production, funded by the Danish Film Institute and a Creative Capital Grant. FLYING premiered at the International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA) and the Sundance Film Festival in 2007 and did a 20-city theatrical tour in North America before airing on the BBC, SVT, TV-2 DK, YLE, SBS, Dutch TV and the Sundance Channel in 2008.
Her recent feature documentary, MY REINCARNATION, was filmed over 20 years. The film is an ARTE co-production and aired in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Israel, Switzerland, and as the Season Opener on PBS’s prime series, POV. The film did a 70-city US Theatrical Release in 2011-2012. For MY REINCARNATION, Fox ran a record breaking 2011 Kickstarter campaign – at the time making it the #1 Finished film and the #4 film in any category to raise funds on the site. MY REINCARNATION won the Documentary Audience Award at the International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA), the Silver Palm Award at the Mexico International Film Festival, and was been nominated for an Emmy Award in 2013.
Fox has Executive Produced many award-winning documentary films including: LOVE & DIANE; ON THE ROPES; DOUBLE EXPOSURE; COWBOYS, LAWYERS AND INDIANS; ABSOLUTELY SAFE?; and the ten part television series for South African Broadcasting, PROJECT TEN: REAL STORIES FROM A FREE SOUTH AFRICA. She has Executive Produced the fiction feature films, UPSTATE and CAT SCRATCH FEVER and is currently Exec Producing the feature DADDY DON’T GO. She has consulted on numerous other films, including the Sundance Grand Prize winner, SOUTHERN COMFORT and the Slamdance Grand Prize winner, STONE READER.
Fox is the author of the screenplay, LILA: A FAIRTALE, co-written with Oren Moverman (THE MESSENGER), and the short scripts, THE WOMAN WITH ONE BREAST and BIRDIE IN PARADISE. She wrote the television pilot, THE GOOD EGG, with Deborah Kogan (SHUTTERBABE). She wrote the screenplay for THE TALE, for which she was chosen to participate in the three-month Dutch Binger Directing Lab Fellowship in 2012. In 2013, Fox and THE TALE were chosen to participate in Trans-Atlantic Partners (TAP), a three-module co-production development program in Berlin, Halifax and New York.
Fox has had numerous retrospectives of her films over the last years, including in 2012 at the Film Podium in Zurich, Switzerland, at the Kino Kunstmuseum in Bern, Switzerland, at the One World Film Festival in Bucharest, Romania, and at the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival in Pennsylvania, USA. She is the subject of three films on filmmaking, TO HECK WITH HOLLYWOOD!, CINEMA VERITE: DEFINING THE MOMENT and CAPTURING REALITY: THE ART OF DOCUMENTARY.